1989 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.5 TBI from North America
Cheap, inexpensive car to purchase and operate, great fun
Shortly after purchasing the car, a cap on the end of the camshaft popped off, causing oil to spray all over the place.
Shortly after that incident, the timing belt broke at about 103,000.
Great first car, extremely cheap insurance and great on gas, I can always count on it starting first try and would not hesitate to drive it cross country. There is extremely cheap parts that you rarely have to purchase because of the reliability.
The K-car is quite obviously not made for performance, although the ample low end torque of the 2.5 makes it feel like a lot less of a slug than it actually is.
The light steering and soft suspension make it a comfortable car to drive, and makes it feel more like a larger classic North American car.
I have no complaints about the soft but supportive comfortable seats; my friends like riding in my car for that exact reason. There is also great leg and headroom in the front.
The car feels a lot bigger on the inside than it actually is, there is great visibility, there is a tight turning radius and light steering, all these things make it really easy to drive.
I love this car, I would buy another in a heartbeat, it is so iconic, and I get so many people come up to me and tell me about their great experience with their k-cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th November, 2008